At first we were unsure if we would get our Civil Partnership Ceremony and Celebrations filmed. Due to uncertainties regarding our budget. However, as we thought it would be the best day of our lives, we decided to go ahead and after quite a bit of research, comparing services and example videos, went for the services of GBC Television / Ultimate Wedding Video.
The service we received on the day and quality of the finished product were phenomenal. Gareth and Lee filmed every aspect of our day, with 2 HD Cameras, giving multiple angles of the preparations, the service and the celebrations afterwards. Little did we know they has also hidden several other cameras around the venue (2 others in the room for the service and additional camera outside) which captured everything.
During the day the guys were very friendly and completely unobtrusive. They were at our special day from start to finish and absolutely worked their backsides off! All the guests on the day were saying how they added to the enjoyment of the day and they did not feel inconvenienced [by them] in the slightest. We were very impressed with the professionalism before, during and after the big day. We could not wait to see the movie.
When Gareth came round to show us the DVDs, we were absolutely blown away. Better than you could possibly imagine. This is obviously a Company who takes great pride in everything they do right down to the finishing touches. We were in tears of joy and laughter throughout the video. They have captured the day perfectly, even turning what could have been a very boring long drawn out segment (filming of the group photos being taken) into a very entertaining 5 minutes. The soundtrack chosen matched the day perfectly. The personal messages from our guests were brilliant.
I can honestly say that "Value for Money" would be an understatement. Although the photographer we used is exceptional - the video we have is priceless to us and the cost is a drop in the ocean. I have told Gareth his services are cheap at twice the price and as a businessman myself, can't understand why they don't raise their prices.
A friend of mine works in the video industry and edits films for a living, he is very impressed with the finished product and is amazed how they can produce such a professional piece of work for such a low price. We can relive the day over and over and it has been by far the most important investment we made.
With this Company you will get far more for your money than others I researched - many who just have one person stood filming the ceremony and that is all. What you will get is full coverage of the day.
As a Managing Director myself, I always shop around for the best deal. But I truly believe that this is one day where you should not compromise on quality - especially as something as important as recording the whole day for you to relive. The only real thing I can suggest is, if you still have doubts, please watch a copy of our film. It speaks for itself. Reading this [message] back through, it reads like I am perhaps sucking up to Gareth / GBCTelevision.com /UltimateWeddingVideo.co.uk - but honestly they did such a fantastic job I really do feel I owe them a big favour.